The outside of Sudbury Hall.

Sudbury Hall

Contact information

Visit website

Location

DE6 5HT
Approx 10 miles away

Getting there from Ashbourne

See below

Description

Sudbury Hall is the historic country home of a branch of the Vernon family and is notable for its magnificent exterior brickwork.

The Museum of Childhood situated in the Hall’s old service wing.  Their website describes it as a delight for all ages - discover something new, or relive nostalgic memories. Explore childhoods of times gone by, play with toys and share stories. Try your hand as a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian school pupil, and be captivated by archive film and interactive displays.

Sudbury Hall is run by the National Trust and entry is free members. There is a cafe. In 2022 it made newspaper headlines with reports of it being "dumbed down" for children.

You get an excellent view of the outside from the road and its worth taking a detour from the A50 just to admire the brickwork.

By car from Ashbourne

By car its about 10 miles, heading south along the A515 out of Ashbourne, to Sudbury village just the other side of the A50.

By bus from Ashbourne

There is no bus service.

By bike or on foot

By bike the best route would be a 25 mile round trip leaving Ashbourne via Wyaston Road. Its mostly flat and the roads are quiet.